Andreas L. Delmelle wrote:

> Picked this one up @ mulberry:
> "In RenderX XEP, an XSL FO formatter, the preprocessor is written in XSLT;
> it is a complex stylesheet of moderate size, and it does what is best to
> do in XML manipulation language."

If you look into XEP's main jar (e.g. xep372_trial.jar), you can find 
the preprocessor stylesheet under com/renderx/xep/pre/processor.xsl.
This stylesheet is the main reason why XT is always needed in the classpath 
to run XEP.

> Does anybody here have an idea of what exactly is meant by this? 

It performs the most trivial preprocessing: strips namespaces, expands 
some shorthands, normalizes tables with no fo:table-row, etc. etc;
things that are more easily expressed/debugged in XPath than in Java. 

Best regards,
Nikolai Grigoriev

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